The '''United States Army''' ('''USA''') is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces
and performs Army|land-based military
operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States
, and is designated as the Army of the United States
in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army
, which was formed (14 June 1775) to fight the American Revolutionary War
(1775–83)—before the U.S. was established as a country.
After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation
created the United States Army on 3 June 1784, to replace the disbanded Continental Army.
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